Adventures in Digital Archeology: Success Stories

This page lists some successful digital archeology "digs" or "excavations", where old software or hardware, or both were revived


  • Multics is a really old operating system from 1965, and considered a predecessor of UNIX, and therefore Linux as well. Strangely, the last production machine running Multics was shut down in October 2000. It is no simple feat for an operating system to live for 45 years! It is considered a predecessor to UNIX. This web site keeps a lot of Multics information and history alive.

Old UNIX Versions

Other Operating Systems